Assistant Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods
Bill graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer. Bill has worked for Smithfield Foods for 25+ years, holding various project engineering and environmental positions. He is currently Assistant Vice President Environmental Affairs and is responsible for Smithfield's EMS/ISO14001, sustainability metrics collection and compilation, CSR Report development, compliance auditing, environmental training, and technical support for company operations.
Bill is a current member of the North American Meat Institute (AMI) Environmental and Sustainability Committee and Board Chairman for the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI). Bill is also a current participant in the PMMI OPX Sustainability Solutions Group and a Board member of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. He has been a member of the Environment Virginia Symposium Advisory Committee for several years.
Executive Forum: Sustainability as a Value Creator and Growth Generator
“Sustainability is now a business imperative to ensure the long-term growth of manufacturing operations and the vitality of the communities in which they operate," said Christophe Beck, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Nalco Water, and a keynote speaker at the NAM's Leading Edge Executive Forum held in Chicago on October 13.